10/10/2018 | Writer: Kaos GL

Program of the International Conference on Gender and Law to be organized by Kaos GL in İzmir has been announced, and registrations are open!

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Program of the International Conference on Gender and Law to be organized by Kaos GL in İzmir has been announced, and registrations are open!

Kaos GL Association is organizing International Conference on Gender and Law on 17-19 October in İzmir.

For the Conference where national and international legal experts, scholars and human rights defenders are going to talk, registration is needed. Whomever would like to participate the conference have to send an email introducing themselves and their interests to bilgi@kaosgldernegi.org until 17:00 on 15th October. Details about the conference will be shared with the registered pariticipants later on.

Simultaneous translation will be provided during the conference.

Kaos GL opened up discussions on gender-based violence, hate crimes and for struggling these what is our legal situation.

What is in the conference?

The Conference is going to start with the opening speech of Lawyer Yasemin Öz, the Chairperson of Kaos GL. In the first day, “law achieve for the struggle for access to rights”, “gender-based violence”, “the impact of multi-discrimination on legal procedures” issues will be discussed.

In the second day, “communication between LGBTI clients and lawyers” and “gender reassignment processes and law” sessions are in the program. The Conference will be finalized with a forum on 19th October.

Who are the speakers?

Lawyers from Ankara, Mersin, İstanbul, Adana and İzmir as well as academics from Ankara University and Kadir Has University are among the speakers. Human rights defenders and lawyers from Queer Cyprus Association, Pink Life, Pozitif-İz, Association of Women with Disabilities, Multeci-Der will also participate the conference as speakers.

International speakers of the conference are coming from LGBTI Equal Rights Association for Western Balkans and Turkey (ERA), Juventus (from Montenegro), Center for Equality and Liberty from Kosovo and Transgender Europe.

Full program of the conference as follows:


09:30 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:15 Keynote Speech

Yasemin Öz (Lawyer, Chair for Kaos GL Association)

10:15 – 12:00 First Session: What can law achieve for the struggle for access to rights? What are the barriers and   solutions?

Moderator: Kerem Dikmen (Lawyer, Kaos GL Association)

Faika Deniz Pasha (Lawyer, Queer Cyprus Association)

Oya Aydın (Lawyer, Ankara Bar Association)

Neva Övünç Öztürk (Ankara Üniversitesi)

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 15:00 Second Session: What is our situation regarding the jurisprudence on gender-based violence and hate crimes?

Moderator: Emrah Şahin (Lawyer, Pink Life LGBTI Association)

Vuk Raicević (Lawyer, ERA Advocacy Coordinator, Serbia)

Ezgi Özkan (Lawyer, Mersin Bar Association)

Dragana Todorovic (Board Member for European Lesbian Conference)

15:00 – 15:30: Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00 Third Session: What is the impact of multi-discrimination on legal procedures?

Moderator: Senem Doğanoğlu (Lawyer, Ankara Bar Association)

Tekin Tutar (Pozitif-İz Association)

Jelena Čolaković (Juventas, Montenegro)

Özlem Kara (Lawyer, Disabled Women’s Association)

Eda Bekçi (Lawyer, Association for Solidarity with Refugees)


10:30 – 12:00 Fourth Session: How should communication between LGBTI clients and lawyers be?

Moderatör: Murat Köylü (Kaos GL Association)

Kerem Dikmen (Lawyer, Kaos GL Association)

Dünya Polat (Senior Psychologist)

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch

13:30 – 14:30 Fifth Session: What are our achievements and shortcomings regarding gender reassignment processes?

Moderator: Hayriye Kara (Lawyer, Kaos GL Association)

Reyda Ergün (Kadir Has University)

Constantin Cojocariu (Lawyer)

Hatice Demir (Lawyer, Istanbul Bar Association)

Rina Kika (Lawyer, Center for Equality and Liberty, Kosovo)

Akram Kubanychbekov (Transgender Europe)

14:30 – 15:00 Coffee Break

15:00 – 16:00 Continuation of the Fifth Session

16:00 – 16:30 Closing Remarks


10:00 – 12:00 Forum: How can we coordinate and cooperate better for legal achievements?

12:00 – 13:30 Lunch


Tags: human rights